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Review – Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs

July 29, 2016

 

Revenge of the Cream Puffs

Big Nate is up to his usual antics at school and at home – he always try to figure out a way to do less and get more and it usually lands him in hot water.  This year, his baseball team is sponsored by Cressly’s Bakery and have been stuck with the worst name ever – the Cream Puffs.  They don’t get a lot of respect with a name like that but manage to persevere.  When it’s time for the big game, the team is riddled with injuries and sick players and they’re forced to turn to their bench.

Even though they’re aimed at middle grade readers, I’m a big fan of Lincoln Peirce‘s Big Nate books and was excited to read the latest book in the series, Big Nate: The Revenge of the Cream Puffs.  This book did not disappoint.  Nate has an over-inflated sense of importance and is always trying to figure out a way around things.  Things rarely go the way he planned so he stays in trouble.  You can’t help but like him, though, because he’s earnest and really does have good intentions.  I think the real appeal of Big Nate is that most people see a little of themselves in him.

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I will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
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7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2016 8:00 am

    Sounds like a cute, fun read.

  2. July 29, 2016 9:35 am

    Well of course I saw the title and thought it was about food…

  3. July 29, 2016 9:37 am

    I don’t read enough middle-grade books, even though I like them. I’ve never read any of the Big Nate books.

  4. July 29, 2016 10:03 am

    Another book my grandson would like.

  5. August 1, 2016 10:37 am

    Glad to see there are still new Big Nate books coming out. Our kids loved them! I also point those out to kids who are looking for a fun read!

  6. August 1, 2016 12:50 pm

    These always seem like they are good fun.

  7. bookingmama permalink
    August 2, 2016 7:48 am

    I’m sure it’s adorable. I love the title! Thanks for sharing!

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